Duh. All cops know that. Rain keeps all the sh*ts inside. But apparently it's breaking news to the New York Times.
But I also think, despite what the article says, that rain reduces domestics as well. I don't have the stats to back that up, but it's certainly what I saw. Domestics don't start because two people are cooped up all day. Somebody gets cut when somebody returns home. People fight because one person is out getting drunk and maybe a little "suh'um suh'um" and then comes home.
We it rained in Baltimore, not only would we not like getting wet, we didn't want our cars to get wet. And then you can't keep the windows open and talk. So we would move from 800 Chester to under the Amtrak tracks on Broadway and enjoy the quiet.